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From: "Geoffrey Sherwood" <>
Subject: [SHERWOOD-L] Re: Sgt. John Sherwood, 1733, Stratfield CT
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 13:52:59 +0000
Dear Jeanie and Sherwood List members:
"Sgt. John Sherwood" and "Capt. Sherwood" are one and the same.
The chronology of John's service in the Stratfield Company of Militia
is: Sergeant in 1733; Ensign in May 1741; Lieutenant in Oct. 1745;
Captain in May 1747.
He appears in Orcutt's "History of Stratford," and in Lines' "History
and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield."
Orcutt, p. 577 and 1292, show John b. 22 SEP 1705; bap. 4 NOV 1705;
d. 17 JUL 1779, Stratfield, Fairfield Co, CT; bur. Stratfield
Burying Place, Stratfield, CT. His gravestone reads: "Here lyes
Buried the Body of Captain John Sherwood, who departed this Life
September 17th, 1779, in ye 74th year of His Age."
John was ordained Elder of the Baptist Church in Dec. 1757, and
served the Stratfield Baptists as Pastor for about 10 years. His
will is dated 26 NOV 1772, proved 4 OCT 1779. The will mentions his
eldest son John (the executor); sons Ebenezer and Samuel; eldest
dau. Sarah; daus. Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, Rebecca, and Anna;
son-in-law Samuel Sherwood (husband and cousin of John's dau. Ruth).
Also, Orilla is John's granddaughter, not his daughter. She is the
daughter of John's son, Ebenezer. I received the information
second-hand, without source citations, but I show Ebenezer SHERWOOD
and Hannah BRADFORD with a dau. Orilla, b. 10 NOV 1780, Cornwall,
Litchfield Co, CT, d. 11 SEP 1846, m. John BONNEY.
Merry Christmas to All!
Jeanie Winter wrote:
> In going through the microfilm vital records and church records of
> Cornwall and Bridgeport, CT on my direct Sherwood line and other family
> surnames related by marriage to my GGGGrandmother Orilla (Sherwood) Bonney,
> Orilla's father, John Sherwood, is titled "Sgt". I would like to know if
> anyone has found a record that states in what military capacity my 4th Great
> Grandfather Sgt. John Sherwood served - a Trainband, a militia Company or
> Regiment? Also in same church in Stratfield, same year, is record of a "Capt.
> Sherwood". My thought is that these are probably two separate people. Has
> this "Capt. Sherwood" been identified and is he possibly the father of Sgt.
> John Sherwood?
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